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by jhonie99
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Dog poo
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Re: Dog poo

Can't u plant oleanders along the boundary (the red ones give off a lovely aroma. Oregano is good also, as I'm sure there are loads other plants to choose from. To stop the barking get one of those sonic alarm thingies. You could also monitor them defecating and set off a high pitched sound from a d...
by jhonie99
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: "tu" or "su"
Replies: 28
Views: 10123

Re: "tu" or "su"

FFS, only the Brits would concern themselves with such triviality. What planet are these people on!! The majority of Spaniards can barely speak the Spanish language properly. No Spaniard remotely cares about grammar, apart from academics. All that matters is that "I get what I want". That'...
by jhonie99
Fri May 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: reduction in OTC at chemists
Replies: 15
Views: 7711

Re: reduction in OTC at chemists

Jesus, u lot are a sick bunch, lol. I'm nearly 50 and have never had an antibiotic; never been to a doctor in my adult years (except to verify a passport photo). Have only ever used an occasional topical cream for "stuff". It concerns me, as if I ever need to go to hospital I won't have an...
by jhonie99
Tue May 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Pitch up a tent
Replies: 10
Views: 4418

Re: Pitch up a tent

As usual people are being unduely negative. Pitching a tent for an overnight stay is perfectly legal in Spain. It's called bivouacing and is considered acceptable, provided u move on the next day. Tent should not be erected until 19hrs and removed by 07hrs. Or simply, put tent up when getting dark, ...
by jhonie99
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Land co-ordinates
Replies: 1
Views: 1733

Re: Land co-ordinates

Before GPS, they used systems that referred to X, Y and Z (altitude). It's easily referenced. Go to the visor in SIGPAC or similar and locate your plot. It'll show the X Yand Z in conjunction with the longitude and latitude. On paper, the boundaries can be different from real life!! A post in the gr...
by jhonie99
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Defending your home
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

Re: Defending your home

If a foreigner kills a local, the foreigner goes to jail. If a local kills a foreigner, the local gets an apology for being dragged to court!! The locals will have more "witnesses" than a foreigner, therefore more likely to win a court case. Spaniard versus Spaniard - one of my inlaws went...
by jhonie99
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Bramley apple trees
Replies: 11
Views: 8882

Re: Bramley apple trees

People, don't be so negative. Where I live in Canarias, the temp min is 9ºC over winter and that's rare. Mostly min is 12 or 13. I grow all sorts of fruit trees including apple. No problem producing fruit. They may not be huge, but they're good enough for us. Also grow apricot, plum, pear and a mult...
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 12
Views: 5991

Re: Calling olive experts..

Why not prune them yourself. You can't do any harm. Too many foreigners seek perfection. Give it a go - the "expert" Spaniards won't have any more knowledge than yourself. They just have bigger mouths!!
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car First Service
Replies: 18
Views: 3674

Re: New Car First Service

All 3 of our new vehicles (2 motorbikes bought 2015 and 1 car bought 2017) gave specific advice in the manual on how the vehicles should be driven for the first few hundred kilometres. Unfortunately, none of the dealers mentioned anything. Hence the reason that most people don't realise the importan...
by jhonie99
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Right of Access
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

Re: Right of Access

We had a similar situation with our property. A Spaniard will regard every new buyer as an opportunity to screw for money, etc. It doesn't matter how friendly the previous owners are/were with the owner of the strip of land. You are new meat! Unless it's in the escritura about the servidumbre, you W...
by jhonie99
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Endesa
Replies: 12
Views: 3461

Re: Endesa

Firstly, your consumption is ridiculously high!! I use 2000 units PER YEAR. Secondly, You can have access to the online bill as a third party, which the landlord can and should set up for u. Thirdly, Are u sure that you are paying the bill for your house?! Does the presented bill tally with the actu...
by jhonie99
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bitcoin
Replies: 30
Views: 7606

Re: Bitcoin

Just think of tulips. Same Difference. The fact that it's called a "coin" is the con. It makes people think it's real. It's irrelevant that some people are making "fortunes". Traders (like myself) never reveal our losses. We always have to have people with less knowledge, to make...
by jhonie99
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: 20 Shades of Green.......
Replies: 31
Views: 2565

Re: 20 Shades of Green.......

Buy vitamins online. They're very cheap. We do it and we live in Canary Islands. Delivery to the mainland will be even cheaper. Winter....Obviously November, December and January. There is no debate!! Based on the Sun. Just look at the UV index throughout the year and use as a guide. It's also what ...
by jhonie99
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Drought tolerant ground cover
Replies: 14
Views: 8640

Re: Drought tolerant ground cover

We grow..............carpobrotus (yellow and purple); malephora (yellow and reddish); aptenia (red). Drought tolerant but need regular watering; otherwise they don't flower. I've noticed that in our desert conditions lots of carpobrotus have decided to die. Oleanders also need plenty of water to flo...
by jhonie99
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well licence/registration
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Well licence/registration

I think their might be confusion. The first thing I thought of was "fountain". Are you sure? Most likely meant "Fuente" is Spanish which is a natural water source out of the ground, which then fills a man made "well" to be used as you wish. No registrations required. Fu...
by jhonie99
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Renault Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 3390

Re: Renault Capture

Much better to go for a DACIA model. They use Renault engines and are considerably cheaper than everything else. Only kids worry about image and "old designs". Adults shouldn't worry about such trivial matters. We are a Dacia Duster owner and so happy that we got current design before they...
by jhonie99
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Padron renewed every 5 years
Replies: 24
Views: 8679

Re: Padron renewed every 5 years

YES, there is a legal requirement to renew padron every 5 years. They have been very clever in their approach and are stating that the order to renew has come from the Nationl Staistics Office in Madrid - in other words "we're just updating our statistics." I've had to do it, here in Canar...
by jhonie99
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Parsnips
Replies: 6
Views: 2589

Re: Parsnips

Soggy after a couple of days means they have been frozen. Yes, they can be grown, but most spanish don't know what they are. Not to be confused with white carrot which is popular in Sth America. we ordered seed from UK/channel isles and successfully grew them this year in Canarias despite very dry c...
by jhonie99
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Right of way - restrictions?
Replies: 12
Views: 3561

Re: Right of way - restrictions?

There's nothing in de deed of the property about a right of way, but you cannot lock in other people's land of course. that's a silly statement; Another person's property being land locked is of no relevance to you. You seem to have an undocumented servidumbre. If in existence less than 20 years, y...
by jhonie99
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Garden equipment in Spain
Replies: 13
Views: 4105

Re: Garden equipment in Spain

Don't be in any hurry buying anything until you need it. Get a feel for the place first. I seem to notice that the Brits want to buy ALL the tools and equipment before they even start work. Also, dead looking trees aren't always dead. Give 'em water for a few months and then leave for a year. You mi...

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